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Saatchi Art's "Showdown" Competition Attracts Record-Breaking 6,000+ Entries

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saatchi Art, the world's leading online art gallery, announces that its latest Showdown competition, presented in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery and Winsor & Newton, has attracted a record-breaking 6,440 entries inspired by the theme In Glorious Colour.

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Launched in 2010 as an opportunity for art collectors to discover emerging artists from around the world, Showdown is a competition hosted by Saatchi Art for artists to showcase their work and have the chance for it to be judged by internationally-acclaimed artists and curators. Previous judges have included Barnaby Furnas, Ged Quinn, Wangechi Mutu, Peter Coffin, Dexter Dalwood, Matthias Weischer and Chantal Joffe. The judge of In Glorious Colour will be the artist Jaime Gili, widely acclaimed for his vividly coloured geometric works.

Saatchi Art is delighted to be partnering with Winsor & Newton, who have been making the finest art materials since the company was founded in 1832. The winner and runner-up of In Glorious Colour will receive Winsor & Newton art materials to the value of £1000 and £500 GBP respectively. In addition, the work of the 10 finalists will be shown in exhibition at Winsor & Newton's gallery, the Griffin Gallery, in London from 20 March - 18 April. There will be a private view on 19 March from 6.30 - 8.30pm.

For more information about Showdown, please visit www.saatchiart.com/showdown.

News media contact:
Nicole Garton, Saatchi Art
[email protected]
+1 310.869.7797

SOURCE Saatchi Art

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